CESA Country Teachers Scholarship

The closing date for Country Teacher Scholarship applications is 9am Friday,
6th October 2022.

Download Application Form here: Application-CountryTeaching2023

Download information about the Scholarship here: IP_CountryTeachingScholarships2023-2

If you need tips to help you write your Application Statement, use this as a starting point: Tips for scholarship application

Your application needs to include:

  • 2023 Application Form
  • Application Statement (maximum 2 pages) See above for a guide to writing this statement.
  • Professional Resume (maximum 2 pages): Include information about your Prof Ex placements. Here is an example to help you write yours: Example Education CV
  • Academic results to date: screenshot is fine

About the Country Teachers Scholarship

The South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools provides scholarships to encourage and attract students who are passionate about commencing a teaching career in a Catholic country school. Students who will commence their third year of undergraduate study or higher in 2023 are encouraged to apply, as well as students studying a Masters of Education.

$2,500 per year (to a maximum of $5,000) is available for students in their final two years of a full time teacher education program at a tertiary institution in South Australia. Students in their final year are also encouraged to apply for a one year scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to assist students with their academic expenses. Scholarship payments are made at the end of each semester, and are subject to successful completion of the previous semester’s work. Scholarship holders will be required to submit a certified copy of their academic transcript at the end of each semester to receive the next semester’s payment.

Scholarship holders will be expected upon successful completion of the teacher education program to make every effort to apply and secure a teaching position in a Catholic country school. Any obligation to make applications will cease 12 months after completion of teacher education studies.

Scholarship recipients are not provided with a country position as part of this program. Principals of schools are responsible for teacher appointments. Therefore, scholarship holders must make an appropriate application for advertised positions and are considered equally on their merits with other applicants.

Minimum employment requirements of all teachers in the Catholic Education system must also be met including but not limited to Teacher Registration in South Australia, Working with Children Check and successful clearance of Catholic Education screening processes.

Scholarships cannot be deferred for any reason. Scholarship holders are expected to complete their teacher education program in the minimum time and to commence making applications for employment in a Catholic country school in South Australia towards the conclusion of their teacher education program.

Applicants are required to complete the application form and attach copies of any education qualification certificates and copies of their latest statement of academic results. A shortlist of applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Your application must include:

  • Application Statement addressing as a minimum: commitment to Catholic ethos, teaching in a Catholic country school and aspirations as a teacher (maximum 2 pages)
  • Resume (maximum 2 pages)
  • Academic results to date
  • 2023 Application Form
  • Personal and professional qualities attested to by referees
    Nomination of preferred teaching locations. The preparedness by the applicant to teach in any Catholic country school in South Australia is an advantage.

Submitting your application

Email your application to recruitment@cesa.catholic.edu.au

Or post it to:

2023 Catholic Country Teaching Scholarships

Attention: Sue Kennedy-Branford

Manager: Leadership and Workforce Development Catholic Education Office PO Box 179 TORRENSVILLE PLAZA SA 5031

Further information can be obtained by contacting Peter Hales peter.hales@cesa.catholic.edu.au Telephone: 8301 6121